It was a great joy to read “Through the Ages” in the November Lutheran Witness. The wonderful centenarian told her pastor something I had learned as a child and my parents before me had also learned. I belong to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in the little town of Strasburg, Ill. Grace Church had a young pastor named Rev. Arthur Bonnet in 1909 until his early death in 1917. He taught his congregation that you should say “the holy Christian church, the communion of saints” together, because they are the same thing. It is a legacy that this young pastor left to our congregation, and we still say it that same way. We have been blessed by our pastor today, who believes and teaches the same as Pastor Bonnet did.
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